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    I feel like every day gets harder,

    not being able to explain how I feel is the most frustrating part
    littlemissperfect13 littlemissperfect13 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    “I didn't want to wake up.

    I was having a much better time asleep. And that's really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you're so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.” - Ned Vizzini
    TheMadHatterWasHere TheMadHatterWasHere 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I listen when I speak I do what's right

    for me Love me for what it means And every breath I breathe I listen when I...
    Chpt16 Chpt16 16-17, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    another rough day.. but it's okay.

    just had a nice dinner and took a hot shower.. tomorrow is a better day and i will win this battle 🔥
    klasik klasik 26-30, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I noticed very disturbing thing with young

    teens nowadays, very much product of current generation , especially media are pushing people to believe what's good for them and what they need to keep happy. Do we want to be rich? Then let us learn to be content. Do we want to be elegant and beautiful? Then let us be...
    khenpal khenpal 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    deleted deleted 26-30 50 Responses Jan 18, 2015

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 32 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    It's my birthday today.

    .... I asked for the day off. I knew it wouldn't start off right. I woke up early and all I can feel is anxious.... fear and sadness. please let this day pass by quickly. Today I'm 40. I'm just as lost as people here half my age. I had my **** together in my mid 20s more than now...
    SelfishShellfish SelfishShellfish 36-40, F 5 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    the only time I'm happy is

    if I'm around kids or at work joking around with my coworkers. it may sound weird but I just love being around kids and making them laugh whenever I'm around them I'm genuinely happy. I can't explain it.
    Niceguy890 Niceguy890 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    So for any of you wondering about my last post,

    about just wanting to have a good weekend, well I did have a good one, for the most part! My boyfriend and had a lot of fun together doing nothing! Lol we went to home depo to get some lights, we also went grocery shopping! I love how we can do the most boring stuff but still...
    haileyx3 haileyx3 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I just feel so alone right now

    and I really need someone to talk to me :(
    katertotsx katertotsx 13-15, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 22-25, F 12 Responses Mar 13, 2015

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Have you ever just felt like youre missing a

    place youre yet to visit, someone youre yet to meet or just a life youre yet to have ? Being free, not having many flaws, not being that much messed up, not even being perfect, just being good enough to be happy.
    Valencia Valencia 18-21, M 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I wanted to apologize to all the nice people I

    have messages with here and to those of you that have been so kind to me !! I have been isolating pretty bad lately and I haven't been getting on here and messaging all of you like I was and I feel bad for that. What a ****** thing this depression it's so stupid! I'm so sad and...
    notasb4 notasb4 41-45, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25, 2015

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    I feel that no one is loves

    or cares about me in the world I tried and tired but in my mind I just feel sad, alone and no one is here to help me. As the days goes on I keep imagining myself in this dark room trying to get out of a small box trying to break free, but I just can't break free. No one in my...
    Moonheart1 Moonheart1 16-17, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    I am trying to get Social Security Disability

    and SSI for my depression. I can look back now and see that it has always haunted me. I have quit almost every job I have had when I start to get stressed out and anxious. Only a couple of jobs have I held longer than six months and none of those were full-time. I can't make it...
    PressPToPlay PressPToPlay 46-50, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Think my depression is coming back never happy

    anymore feel like I need to cut but don't want to to, don't know what to do :(
    bblover117 bblover117 18-21, M 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    This girl at my school said to me "don't

    pretend to be so sad, youre just doing it for the attention." ummm nobody WANTS to feel this way?
    annabearrr annabearrr 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 21 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 16 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    I feel like depression is slowly becoming a

    trend in society, where teenagers think it's cool. It's almost like everybody just EXPECTS teens to be depressed, like its normal. Where nobody does anything about it, because you'll "grow out of it" Depression should not be a fashion trend. It's a mental illness.
    bflyboo14 bflyboo14 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 22 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Part of the reason I have been able to overcome

    this recent battle with depression is being on here, seeing that I am not alone, resisting the urge to isolate, seeing so many people that are going through the same things I was going through. I am not depressed now, but I do go through it a couple times a year. I do not like...
    NatalieR13 NatalieR13 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 24 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    I have one friend. One.

    I don't even tell her everything. I didn't tell her when I hooked back up with my ex/best friend. Then I left him again. I'm too depressing to make anyone suffer through it. He said he was okay with me telling him everything, about suicidal thoughts, but I could tell it was...
    Hypocritical1 Hypocritical1 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 18-21, M 10 Responses Mar 14, 2015

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    I'm having such a hard time lately.

    I am 23 weeks pregnant and living in my grandparents garage.. I am so ashamed to say I am constantly thinking of self harm. I have been so depressed and I know I shouldn't be. I can't talk to my therapist about anything in fear of getting my baby taken away after she's born. so...
    furrfectme143 furrfectme143 22-25, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Today I deleted all my music files

    and music meant the most to me. This is a very big significance of the start of the end. I have finally realised that as my parents said I have not scored as per their expectations and they also said I will never do well in any field I am typing this with a heavy heart that I...
    QueenOfQuirkx QueenOfQuirkx 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    She can paint a lovely picture,

    BUT.... This story has a twist. Her paint brush turned to a razor that was hungry for her wrist.
    chasingmylife chasingmylife 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Why couldn't I just be normal?

    I hate having depression so much it's literally handicaps me from doing so much for with myself and my life. I strive everyday to be happy, to be active and to live a positive lifestyle Yet when days like this come I feel like it's going to last FOREVER - I start...
    neurokitty99 neurokitty99 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    http://healingfix.tumblr.

    com/post/138881397042/you-have-something-to-contribute-to-the-world-you
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I'M tired of being lonely I jwanna meet some one

    who I like and start a relationship with them I have been alone for so long and so tired of it I did meet a girl who really like but she isn a relatnship I just want someone who is mine and I am theirs
    knevels knevels 18-21, T 20 hrs ago

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    I have clear suicide plan,

    i already have the tools, prepared notes, and decided when im gunna do it. Im still finding reason why i should stop this but i really cant find one. People whom i know dont care that I've been living with mental illness, and i dont want them to know my suicide plan cos they're...
    kazzerino kazzerino 22-25, F 72 Responses Jul 9, 2015

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